The Shield (2002–2008)

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 Detective Vic Mackey (89 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Officer Danni Sofer (89 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Shane Vendrell (89 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Officer Julien Lowe / ... (89 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Holland Wagenbach (89 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Captain David Aceveda / ... (89 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Claudette Wyms / ... (89 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Corrine Mackey (83 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Ronnie Gardocki (83 episodes, 2002-2008)
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 Detective Curtis Lemansky (66 episodes, 2002-2006)
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 Detective Steve Billings / ... (42 episodes, 2005-2008)
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The story of an inner-city Los Angeles police precinct where some of the cops aren't above breaking the rules or working against their associates to both keep the streets safe and their self-interests intact. Written by <jgp3553@yahoo.com>

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When the show started airing, creator Shawn Ryan would notice that people were divisive regarding whether they like Vic Mackey or not and some wanted him to get caught. When Lt. Jon Kavanaugh was introduced into the storyline as a serious possibility for Mackey to go down, Ryan was surprised to learn that almost everyone rooted for Mackey and hated Kanavaugh. See more »

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Singer: Who are you guys?
Shane Vendrell: Your biggest fans.
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helluva good show....
16 July 2009 | by (Denmark) – See all my reviews

it's been a long time, since I've been posting on IMDb.. but this show is absolutely worth watching.

There were some slow yawn-full moments and episodes and a couple of overacting moments through-out the latest episodes, but some of the best parts are done in between moments, when CCH Pounder and Michael Chicklis are meeting on, face to face. It gives a real intense character-play and dispute amongst these two qualified actors and critical claims when it comes to corrupt environmental-issues. The guest-appearances were a big plus for this show also. Whitaker played his part with an emotional yet troubled authority-figure, craving to do whatever he could with his part of that show. I never expected Glenn Close to pull off a role, in the shield..that was really unexpected, but well done, after all.

This show portrays that, intensity doesn't always need gigantic action sequences or unrealistic special effects...it tries to deliver some sort of street value or real aspects of what it feels like, if the viewer were actually present, during busts and interrogations. The shaky cam, is shaky for that reason alone, makes you feel a part of the show. 10/10 nice song at the end credit suits the small memorable montage ;)


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